On Wednesday 14th October 2015, students studying on the HNC in Computing & Systems Development programme based at East Kent College Broadstairs enjoyed a day at the CCCU Canterbury Campus at the invitation of the academic Computing team. The day began with a warm welcome and an introduction to Computing degrees at CCCU by Senior Lecturer, Mr Reza Mousoli, which provided the students with possible progression routes for their continued studies once they had completed their HNC programme.
This was followed by an enlightening lecture by Mr Ian Kennedy concerning issues surrounding cybercrime and digital forensics investigations, which was supported by a practical demonstration of the skills required to undertake this type of role within industry, the police force and military-based systems investigations.
After a short break students had the opportunity to tour the recently upgraded facilities within the Invicta building at CCCU. This tour was followed by a lecture from Dr Hannan Azhar who delivered a session concerning the use of artificial intelligence and the use of automation within the context of robotics, with a demonstration of the use of FlowCode to programme embedded systems within an Arduino system. Overall, a most enjoyable time was had by both HNC staff and students alike, which was based upon feedback received after the conclusion of the event.